Andronis Exclusive Turning Heads in Santorini
May 9, 2019 by Lark Gould
In the spirit of summer, Santorini is a special Greek isle and destination that is graced by eternal sunshine, beautiful landscapes, picturesque sea views, and decadent fresh Greek cuisine. Quaint luxury hotels in Santorini are not hard to find, yet each tailors to a specific preference.
Andronis Exclusive includes an extensive portfolio of luxury suites, honeymoon retreats, villas, and a new wellness resort anchored amid the idyllic Santorini’s legendary white-washed villages overlooking the deep blue Aegean Sea in the charming villages of Oia, Imerovigli and Fira. Each offers its own twist on a luxury vacation in Santorini has something to offer for honeymooners to couples looking for a romantic getaway or friends traveling together.
For the Modernist: Andronis Arcadia
Why We Love It: “For those looking for a variety of dining options and prefer sleek contemporary design without sacrificing the magnificent idyllic sea views of Santorini, Andronis Arcadia is the perfect option to satisfy your desires combined with the signature service of Andronis Exclusive.”
The newest of the Andronis Collection may also be the most noteworthy. Andronis Arcadia opens in June but is already catching the eye of architectural tomes and travel lifestyle magazines alike. The resort’s 53 suites all come with butler service, private pools and sunset views. The setting with its Cycladic architecture and sun-bleached shadows are complemented by spare interiors that resonate with the surroundings and furnishings and muslin textiles. Beds look out to the sea and blindingly blue horizon as if designed as part of the room and its spaces.
Days are easily spent soaking in the glorious sun while wellness-seekers can head to the Evexia Spa for rejuvenation with signature treatments to Ayurveda, transformational body therapies, acupuncture, and dynamic approaches to natural healing. More active guests may want to see the island on a sunset catamaran cruise. On land, Concierge can arrange wine tours of locally grown terroirs, walking tours, heli-tours, photo safaris, which are offered at all properties in Andronis Exclusive’s collection.
For dining, savor contemporary Mediterranean cuisine at the Althea Restaurant while the Oishii Sushi Bar combines the best of a skilled Japanese traditions with fresh Mediterranean ingredients. Cocktails are mixed and stirred to perfection at the Senses Cocktail Bar where guests can enjoy the stunning views of the Caldera, especially at sunset.
For the Purist: Andronis Concept
Why We Love It: “The attention to detail at Andronis Concept is beyond words. From the gracious welcoming from its passionate team to its sleek decor infused with a traditional Santorini-style and mesmerizing sunset views overlooking the caldera and the sparkling Aegean Sea from your suite, there’s no wonder why it has been voted one of the best resorts in Europe by Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards.”
Set near the village of Imerovigli, Andronis Concept Wellness Resort feels like a sanctuary with its panoramic views of the Caldera. Offering 28 well-appointed airy suites, each one boasts a terrace and heated infinity pool. While the property is best suited for adults, families will feel comfortable in the two-to-four bedroom villas and family amenities are a hit from the children’s soft bathrobes to the Kid’s Spa, yoga, and family cooking classes.
The Kallos Spa is an oasis and centered around holistic wellness philosophies where guests can have a tailored health consultation while indulging in a custom-created wellness program and speciality treatments. These programs range from nutrition, exercise sessions and special therapies such as the Andronis Signature Santorini Grape and Honey Experience.
For the Indulgent: Andronis Luxury Suites
Why We Love It: “The award-winning Andronis Luxury Suites brings to life the beauty and mystic of Santorini. A romantic oasis where the views of the Aegean Sea and caldera are remarkable, especially at sunset where you must experience an unforgettable dinner at Lycabettus, an elegant restaurant set on a protruding peninsular cliff overlooking the Aegean.”
Tranquility and elegance define Andronis Luxury Suites which features 29 suites and villas each carving out its own style overlooking breathtaking sea views. Depending on the suite, guests can have a private waterfall Jacuzzi on a sea view terrace or a private infinity pool that blends with the sea-framed vantages.
Among the sought-out amenities includes the Mare Sanus Spa, featuring a variety of solos and couples services. A romantic dinner at Lycabettus is not to be missed which brings serene views of the Aegean under the stars with an outdoor terrace and menus inspired by Mediterranean influences.
For the Traditionalist: Andronis Boutique Hotel
Why We Love It: “Set in the heart of Oia, Andronis Boutique is the perfect intimate hideaway in Santorini where you can spend the day in serenity sailing at sea or taking-in the spectacular views of the sparkling Aegean Sea and the caldera from the comfort of your suite’s private balcony. ”
Andronis Boutique Hotel, with just 23 keys, is an easy choice for those who want to stay amid the white-washed houses of Oia carved into the dramatic cresent cliff. Rooms and suites are cast in traditional Greek Style with mottled white walls and domed ceilings adjoining private garden terraces with stunning sea views. The Cave Pool Suite is a most unusual option, with a private balcony and heated cave plunge pool. The hotel is just on the Santorini Caldera, Oia Castle and other compelling island locations. Two pools offer the perfect places to soak in the Mediterranean sunshine, and then watch the stars come out.
For the Dreamer: Alta Mare by Andronis
Why We Love It: “Staying at Alta Mare by Andronis, you feel like you are living in a dream. Everything is spectacular from the team’s warm hospitality to the breathtaking views of the sparkling Aegean Sea and the striking caldera to the top-notch flavorful Greek cuisine. It is our home in Santorini.”
Situated in Oia, Alta Mare boasts rooms, suites and villas over the Aegean. Accommodations are romantic, almost fairytale, in their design and comforts. A “shabby chic” design theme is put to work for, luxurious cozy retreats with private terraces. Some come with sea-view Jacuzzis or private heated plunge pools. The open-plan Retreat Suite is a cave suite that opens to a large private patio with hot tub and sweeping views of the islands. For those looking for relaxation, the inviting Mares Sanus Spa is available for beauty and wellness treatments.
For the Romantic: Andronis Honeymoon
Why We Love It: Not only are the views of the Aegean Sea, the caldera and surrounding village of Fira is stunning but the staff is so gracious that they go out of their way to make sure your stay is absolute perfection.”
Whether celebrating the beginning of your life as a couple or a special anniversary, Andronis Honeymoon is the perfect place for a romantic retreat. Set in Fira, Santorini’s capital, there are many options for couples to explore the village. Couples can enjoy the Bliss Suite that offers an outdoor Jacuzzi on the private deck-perfect place to start the day sunbathing and is furnished with a built-in king size bed. As a luxury resort on Santorini, it fills the bill for honeymooners seeking simplicity and affordability combined with the exclusivity of Andronis Exclusive amenities.
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